Want to read about Cuba? The Guardian recommends you start here.

The Express has a selection of books to remember Princess Diana.

As Women in Translation Month draws to a close, the Independent recommends 7 great books by female authors translated into English.

Legal Cheek has a list of the best law books that aren’t To Kill A Mockingbird.

The shortlist for the Scottish crime book of the year has been revealed.

This week’s excerpted novel on The Pool is My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent.

The delightfully named Nincompoopolis: The Follies of Boris Johnson, a new book by writer and architect Douglas Murphy, will be out at the end of this month.

Vivien Leigh’s eclectic library is up for auction, and it includes personal inscriptions from Winston Churchill, Orson Welles and AA Milne.

This week’s Guardian Books podcast visits the Edinburgh international book festival, and speaks to Booker nominee Colson Whitehead, Norwegian author Lars Mytting and British novelist Rachel Seiffert, and hears two rising stars of spoken-word poetry.



Kim Smith, whose new book The X-Files: Earth Children are Weird is out this week, writes about the process of illustration.